Senior Researcher

Robyn Caplan

Robyn Caplan is an organizational and institutional scholar who conducts research on platform governance and media and information policy.

Robyn Caplan is a Researcher at Data & Society Research Institute and a founding member of the Platform Governance Research Network. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She conducts research at the intersection of platform governance and media policy. Her research examines the impact of inter-and-intra-organizational behavior on platform governance and content moderation.

Caplan’s work has been published in journals such as Social Media + Society, First MondayBig Data & Society, and Feminist Media Studies. Her work has been featured by publications like The Washington Post, The New York Times, Wired, NBC, and Al Jazeera. She has conducted research on a variety of issues regarding data-centric technological development on society, including government data policies, media manipulation, and the use of data in policing.